Training Programs

The Bernard Lown Scholars in Cardiovascular Health Program

The Lown Scholars Program was established in honor of Dr. Bernard Lown, a world-renowned cardiologist and activist, whose career has advanced public health globally. The Program is designed to create an international cadre of talented health professionals who will use public health tools and strategies to prevent cardiovascular diseases and promote cardiovascular health in developing countries, as defined by the United Nations. Since its establishment in 2008, The Lown Scholars Program has supported the work of more than two dozen Lown Scholars from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Our support has facilitated productive and long-term collaborations between the Scholars and Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health faculty members. Click here to visit the website.

Fogarty Global Health Training Program

The Fogarty Global Health Training Program, a consortium of Harvard, Boston University, Northwestern, and University of New Mexico, offers opportunities in global health research training for pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs). This program is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of the program is to generate a new cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. The program will provide fellows with a one year mentored research fellowship in innovative global health research to promote health equity for populations around the world. Click here to visit the website.

Harvard FXB Child Protection Certificate Program

The Harvard François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights offers Harvard graduate students the opportunity to obtain a certificate in child protection. This interdisciplinary qualification is open to students from any Harvard graduate school.
Child protection work aims to prevent, respond to, and resolve abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence experienced by children in domestic and international settings. It requires an interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach that encompasses work in health, education, social service, and law enforcement to advance the protection of children and involves collaborating with a wide range of partners across government and within civil society, communities, and families. The certificate program incorporates ongoing child protection research and practice grounded in field-based realities and takes into account the expertise of UNICEF, a university-wide faculty steering committee, and external child protection experts. Click here to visit the website.

Global Health Delivery Project

Despite significant new global health resources, delivering effective interventions to patients who need them remains one of the greatest hurdles facing medicine and public health. To bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in global health, the Global Health Delivery (GHD) Project at Harvard aims to systematize the study of health care delivery and stimulate collaboration among educators, researchers, stakeholders, and implementers. We research and write case studies, run courses, and build online communities for global health professionals. Our mission is to create a global network of professionals dedicated to improving the delivery of value-based health care. Click here to visit the website.

International Health Systems Program

The International Health Systems Program (IHSP) in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is a multidisciplinary team of faculty, scholars, and experts working to improve health care systems in developing countries to improve health and living standards for the poor and disadvantaged. IHSP brings together economics, clinical and public health science, politics, ethics and management to increase knowledge of how health systems work; through research; share this knowledge through teaching, training, technical dissemination and publications; and apply this knowledge by providing technical assistance improving the health status of those most in need. Click here to visit the website.

Takemi Program in International Health

The Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is an interdisciplinary research program that focuses on the problems of mobilizing, allocating, and maintaining limited resources to improve health. To address these issues, the program brings together at Harvard a small group of Takemi Fellows, mid-career professionals from around the world, with particular emphasis on fellows from developing countries. Through its activities, the program aims to advance knowledge about international health and to contribute to institutional development and improvement of national policy. The program was established in 1983 and is named after Dr. Taro Takemi, the distinguished physician-scientist who served for more than 25 years as the President of the Japan Medical Association. Click here to visit the website.